Problem: What is the molecular formula for ammonium nitrate?

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We’re being asked to give the chemical formula of ammonium nitrate.


The rules for naming polyatomic ionic compounds are as follows:

1. The metal keeps its name and is named and written first.

– For transition metals, we use Roman numerals to denote its charge.


2. Name the polyatomic ion as you would normally.


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What is the molecular formula for ammonium nitrate?

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